Woody Woodpecker sneaks in to see the circus as an usher attempts to stop him. Both of them end up on the trapeze and the high wire.

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Woody Woodpecker (voice) (archive sound) (uncredited)
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Woody Woodpecker visits the circus. Singing "I Went to the Animal Fair," he strolls through a tiger's cage. As Woody looks at a rhinoceros, the nearby lion eats Woody's hot dog. Woody gets revenge by putting the lion's tail in the bun; the lion eats his own tail. Woody next tries to sneak into the main tent, and the run-ins with the guard take up the rest of the cartoon. First, the guard tells Woody he can work for his admission by watering an elephant, but he's not pleased when Woody ties the elephant's trunk to a hydrant. The chase is on, leading into the lion tamer's cage, onto the trapeze, and bicycling across the tightrope. Both Woody and the guard end up as targets in the shooting gallery. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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21 May 1943 (USA)  »

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O Acrobata Maluco  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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In the establishing shot, the circus freaks appear in front of their posters. In close up, they suddenly become images on the posters. See more »

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Barker: Hurry, hurry, hurry! Step right up, folks. All it takes is part of a dollar. See the greatest, the most colossal, the most stupendous, the most gigantic, the most sensational...
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I Went to the Animal Fair
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Sung by Ben Hardaway as Woody Woodpecker
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Typical early Woody Woodpecker short
2 January 2002 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

This short, nominated for an Academy Award, is pretty much standard for an early Woody-put Woody in a normal locale (as here, a circus/carnival), introduce a nemesis and watch the manic antics of your star drive them to distraction. Good, but the personality of Woody is still a bit too one-note at this point. Worth tracking down. Recommended.


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